Bamburgh - Budle Bay - Bamburgh

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From the magnificent Bamburgh Castle we walk along the shoreline to Budle Bay, famous for its bird and wildfowl reserve. We then follow a country lane to reach the footpaths that take us back to Bamburgh, with some magnificent views of the castle before us.

Once in Bamburgh, a visit can be made to the Grace Darling Museum, a famous local heroine who rescued passengers from a vessel that went aground in 1838 on the Farne Islands in atrocious conditions, using a rowing boat.

We return to the castle, where a visit and afternoon tea may be taken, with a look at the Armstrong Musueum showing industrial and aviation engineering. For the children there's an armoury and dungeon to investigate.

England - North England - Northumberland - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Museum, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
5/21/2021 - Bryony Pearson

A stunning walk, beautiful views all the way. We picnicked on the beach watching Sand Martins flying in and out of their nest holes and Holy Island in the distance, doesn't get much better than that! The walk back over the fields was lovely, still keeping the views on the final part of the walk along the road side. If you wish to miss some of the road walk, there is a footpath about one third of the way along on the left which takes you to Budle Bay so you could return that way if you wish. The walk as described takes you directly through Bamburgh village where we had a very welcome cup of tea and shortbread at the Copper Kettle. The cakes and scones looked fabulous but we were unfortunately still too full of picnic to indulge! There are also public toilets in the village if needed. This was one of the loveliest walks we've done, made better by a sunny day. Thank you Julia!

6/30/2018 - Michael Corfield

If you can do this walk on a "blue sky day", then it is a must ! The pristine beaches and sea gleamed and shimmered. Lovely to walk alongside the sea with Bamburgh castle as a stunning backdrop. The old pier is a great place for a picnic. The return along field paths is also very pretty. Very easy to follow - highly recommended !

6/10/2018 - bob higgins

Easy walk and very easy to follow The sun shone and the views are amazing Thank you

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